Thursday, November 15, 2007
Anyone recognize this? Well, hopefully not from personal experience! This is a vintage trepanning kit. Trepanation was a sort of surgery in which a hole was drilled into the skull in order to "release pressure" and treat psychological ailments such as depression. Trepanation does work for certain types of blood clot, such as epidural and subdural hemotomas, and is still used by surgeons. Outside of medical science, trepanation is still practiced as a sort of ''alternative treatment'' or ''body modification''.
Posted by Rufus at 11:59 AM